Biscuit de Savoie – a recipe from Cheerz

Mmm... looks good! Photo by @jihanedhn.

This recipe comes from Charlotte (from the Paris team) whose Mum was kind enough to share it with us. It's a traditional cake recipe from the mountain range of France, and it's light, airy and melts in your mouth. Charlotte's Mum says it's like "biting into a cloud" and that it goes perfectly with a hot chocolate on a cosy Sunday indoors*.

*Okay, well she actually said that bit in French, but we've taken the liberty of translating it for you.

So here goes... happy baking!

You will need:

- A bundt cake tin, 8" in diameter - 150g of caster sugar - 60g cornstarch - 40g all-purpose flour - 4 medium-sized eggs - 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence - A pinch of salt

And here's what you need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C and grease the cake tin.
  2. Separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs. Whisk the yolks with the sugar until white and fluffy. Gradually add the flour, cornstarch and vanilla.
  3. Beat the egg whites and add a pinch of salt. Slowly add the whites to the main mixture and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Pour batter into your cake tin and bake for about 30 minutes. When baked, cake will spring back when touched lightly.
  5. Allow to cool in the tin at room temperature.
  6. Make a hot chocolate, get cosy and enjoy!

Bon appetit!